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LifeView FlyTV Prime 34FM and LifeView FlyVideo 3000 (Model LR138)

      
FlyTV Prime 34FM box

 
FlyVideo 3000 box

I decided to discuss these two models together because they seem to be absolutely similar. Both models boast identical layout of the electronic components on the PCB and use the same software.

      
FlyTV Prime 34FM card

 
FlyVideo 3000 card

Both products are based on Philips SAA7134HL decoder and RF-module fromt eh same manufacturer. The RF-module supports PAL-B/G and PAL-D/K standards. Different RF-modules are the only distinguishing feature of the LifeView TV-tuner and Genius Video Wonder Pro III, which is designed for SECAM standard.


The bracket is laid out identically for both models

The bracket of the card features the following ports:

  • Remote control unit jack;
  • TV antenna jack;
  • FM antenna jack;
  • Audio Out;
  • Audio In;
  • Composite S-Video In;
  • Video (RCA).


The package contents is identical for both models

The package contains:

  • TV-tuner card;
  • IR-receiver;
  • The audio cable;
  • FM-antenna;
  • Remote control unit;
  • Step-by-step installation guide.

The remote control unit looks a little bit unusual, differing greatly from the large units from AVer by its narrow width and elegant exterior. The unit comes without batteries. It comes with a preinstalled thin lithium battery which is activate after you remove the thin plastic band from the case.

The tuner control panel is designed in a very simple way, but at the same time it cannot be called intuitively simple. Note that when you resize the active screen, the window doesn’t get resized proportionally.

Simple software and imperfect driver, which doesn’t allow enabling any filters and lacks a few other nice features of the decoder, definitely tell on the quality of the channels setting. And not only on that, I should say. However, I was pretty happy with the picture quality. The screenshots below will prove my point.

 
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